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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

The Australian Bureau Of Statistics has released Livestock slaughtered and meat produced statistics for May 2010.

SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Victor P Taffa

 

 

LIVESTOCK

  • In May 2010, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings continued to increase, up 1% from April 2010 to 640,000.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings continued to fall in May 2010, down to 518,000, a decrease of 44% from May 2009.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings is down 10% from May 2009.
  • Pig slaughterings in May 2010 remained steady at 384,000.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia – May 2010


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

no.

no.

no.


Cattle (excl. calves)

700, 439

648, 017

640, 291

Calves

69, 785

71, 240

70, 784

Sheep

495, 112

519, 831

517, 646

Lambs

1, 661, 465

1, 597, 424

1, 573, 821

Pigs

402, 920

388, 524

383, 879


MEAT

  • In May 2010, the trend estimate for beef production rose 1% from April 2010, to 175,000 tonnes.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production continues to decline, falling 40% from May 2009 to 12,000 tonnes.
  • In May 2010 lamb production decreased 5% from May 2009.
  • Pig meat production remained stable in May 2010 at 28,000 tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia – May 2010


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

t

t

t


Beef

189, 578

176, 918

175, 340

Veal

3, 481

3, 616

3, 608

Mutton

10, 707

11, 841

11, 561

Lamb

36, 856

35, 243

34, 423

Pig meat

29, 974

28, 464

28, 196


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